Darryl Rose Obituary, Death – Darryl Randolph Rose, a beloved member of the Lenoir City community, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2023. Darryl’s life was marked by his unwavering commitment to service, his diverse interests, and his love for his family, which he cherished above all else. Darryl proudly served as a Sergeant E-5 in the 2D Battalion (Mech) 117th Infantry in the Army National Guard of Tennessee. Following his military service, he dedicated thirty years of his life to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Kingston, where he worked as a Boilermaker. His dedication to both his country and his profession left a lasting impact on those who knew him.
Darryl was a devout member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City, where he found solace and community. He was also a longstanding member of Avery Masonic Lodge #593 F&AM and Scottish Rite Bodies, demonstrating his commitment to fellowship and tradition. Beyond his professional and community contributions, Darryl possessed a rich and varied set of interests. He was an avid musician, finding joy in singing and playing the piano.
His love for music was complemented by a passion for gardening, exploring the mountains, and indulging in his enthusiasm for high-performance cars and speedboats. Darryl had a tender heart for animals and devoted his time to caring for rescue cats, affectionately named “Wampus” after one of his favorite bands. Darryl is survived by his daughter, Rachelle “Chelle” Rose Prater, and cherished grandchildren, JohnMitchell Bowen Prater and Scarlett Elizabeth Prater. He also leaves behind his sister, Donna Rose Lane, nieces Lisa Lane Harvey and Monica Lane Dziurzynski, and cousin Sherry King.
The family invites friends and well-wishers to join them in a Celebration of Darryl’s Life amidst the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to STAR (Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding) Veterans program, Heroes and Horses, by contacting 865-988-4712. In remembrance of Darryl Randolph Rose, the Lenoir City community mourns the loss of a dedicated patriot, accomplished professional, and a kind-hearted soul who enriched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.